Originally Posted by Redhook
Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan say hi.
I believe athletes can raise their levels of play during crunch time. Adrenaline and other factors can heighten the senses to perform at higher levels. It's similar to how the human body can perform more than normal in times of stress....ex: a person being able to lift more than normal because a life is on the line.
That being said, I do think it's more difficult to quantify clutch in baseball compared to most other sports. But, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Those two are and were the best players in their respective sports. Could it be that they are/were just playing up to their own (high) level?